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Building a Strategic Supplier Network

Crowley’s approach to sustainable procurement ensures products and services are sourced responsibly. Our sustainable sourcing is driven by an enterprise-wide commitment to deliver reliable and efficient supply chains to our Customers. Crowley’s procurement of suppliers directly aligns with federal policy, prioritizes compliance, and strives to generate commercial opportunities.

Utilizing Diverse and Small Business Suppliers is a vital part of this commitment. Crowley recognizes a diverse supplier base drives innovation, supports local communities, and directly meets our purpose – bravely advancing what’s possible to elevate people and planet.

To participate as a Certified Small Business Supplier, Crowley requires all Small Businesses to maintain compliant Certification(s). As Crowley policy directly with Small Business Administration requirements, we encourage Small Business Certification eligibility inquiries are directed to available resources at the Small Business Administration, your local APEX Accelerator, or through your local Chamber of Commerce.

Our US Government offers opportunity for Small Businesses to register on SAM.gov as ‘Self-Certified Small Disadvantaged Business’. Once registration is complete, the business is assigned a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI). The SBA requires all Small Businesses to maintain a UEI to be considered an active Small Business in the SBA Database. Additional information can be found on the SBA website specific to the Small Disadvantaged programs: Small Disadvantaged Business.

Crowley’s policy directly aligns with the SBA requiring an active UEI if a Supplier is seeking to be classified as a Small Disadvantaged Business with Crowley.

For information on all Small Business program eligibility, how to register on SAM.gov, and opportunities available to Small Businesses, please visit this Small Business Administration Contracting Programs Assistance page: Contracting Assistance Programs.

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First review our requirements then register here.

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